The Brief: to create a kids party that is gorgeous and girl-y enough for the birthday girl but still fun for the boys who will attend.
When Aila’s mum approached me to plan and style Aila’s 4th birthday party, she was concerned that most of the party themes she was considering wouldn’t be much fun for boys.
One of Aila’s favourite books was the Women’s Day Kid’s Birthday Cake book! Aila would spend hours poring over the pictures, looking for her next birthday cake!
So her mum and I had the idea of creating a bakery themed party with an aqua and yellow colour palette. The party would provide lots of fun activities that boys would be happy to be involved in and could be ‘prettied up’ with pops of pink and gorgeous desserts to meet Aila’s tastes. Perfect!
There are tons of great ideas here that you could use for your own bakery themed party.
I always like to start a kids party with a game to ‘warm the kids up,’ and get them comfortable in their environment. Our intro game was a version of treasure hunt using wooden spoons with pink and yellow painted handles. Once a guest had found 5 wooden spoons they could exchange them for a beautiful, custom-made apron.
Once the children had an apron they were ready to start baking! My favourite party activity was the ‘Bake Station.’ Handmade cookbooks were created with pictures of different cupcake ‘recipes’ and the kids were each invited to choose their favourite recipe and decorate a cupcake.
Food and Decoration
These beautiful biscuits were made by The Iced Biscuit and can be shipped Australia-wide.
I always like to include fruit cups in my parties so that children have a healthy option. On this occasion, I bought some pastry bases from the supermarket and used these as the ‘cup.’ Chopped strawberries and raspberries made for a healthy snack that was packaged in an on-theme, appealing manner!
If you have having a late winter or spring party, it is hard to go past Ranunculus and Sweet Peas for a little girl’s party.
And these rolling pins were bought from a discount store. I painted their handles in the party colours, sealed them with a food safe sealer and used the rolling pins as invitations…
…and as place settings.
If you’d like to see more images from this lovely party, pop over to our gallery. And if you have any questions about how to get the look, comment below, I'd love to help you out!